Before you question why I stared this topic with a poem instead of putting it in the Poetry Forum, read it and the information that follows, then you will understand.

America the Beautiful
By Judge Roy Moore

America the Beautiful or so you used to be
Land of the Pilgrims pride, I'm glad they'll never see.
Babies piled in dumpsters, Abortion on demand,
Oh, sweet land of liberty, your house is on the sand.

Our children wander aimlessly poisoned by cocaine,
Choosing to indulge their lusts, when God has said abstain.
From sea to shining sea our Nation turns away
From the teaching of God's love and a need always to pray.

So many worldly pastors tell lies about our Rock,
Saying God is going broke so they can fleece the flock.
We've kept God in our temples, how callous we have grown,
When earth is but His footstool and Heaven is His throne.

We've voted in a government that's rotting at the core,
Appointing Godless judges who throw reason out the door,
Too soft to place a killer in a well deserved tomb,
But brave enough to kill a baby before he leaves the womb.

You think that God's not angry that our land's a moral slum?
How much longer will He wait before His judgment comes?
How are we to face our God from whom we cannot hide?
What then is left for us to do, but stem the evil tide?

If we who are His children will humbly turn and pray,
Seek His holy face and mend our evil way,
Then God will hear from Heaven and forgive us of our sins,
He'll heal our sickly land and those who live within.

But America the Beautiful if you don't then you will see,
A sad but Holy God withdraw His hand from thee.

"The LORD is with you, while ye be with Him; and if ye seek Him, He will be found of you; but if ye forsake Him, He will forsake you." ~ 2 Chronicles 15:2 ~

Judge Moore of Alabama was in the national news for refusing the order of another judge to remove the Ten Commandments from his court room and to stop opening his court with daily prayer.

Roy Moore was a judge that I heard about while still living in Alabama. After all, he didn't just make the local headlines, but national headlines as well. He became the center of a legal battle with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union).

About three years ago there was a huge rally in Montgomery, Alabama, the state capital, with 25,000 people in attendance. There were there to back a judge who openly displays a set of ten commandments in his courtroom and prays before he begins each days court session. He had the support of Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed, Alabama Gov. Fob James and state Attorney General Bill Pryor. The rally was sponsored by 37 national and state religious organizations.

In the recent US elections, Moore ran for and won the seat of the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. His campaign platform for chief justice was about "restoring the moral foundations of the law." What he believes those foundations are can be deduced from the poem he wrote. This man, elected to the highest court in the state is now in a position to help legislate morality. Truly a harbinger of things to come.

Even so come, Lord Jesus

[This message has been edited by Linda Sutton (edited November 18, 2000).]